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Butler County Community
Being one of the only magazine staff members that went to Nashville
for a journalism convention, I got a different look on the way we do
things here. Also, to take a look at the way our other publications do
things, but better yet the way other schools do things. Coming back with
fresh ideas and all relaxed was wonderful
Then I realized we still had to put an issue out before Christmas
break. So the relaxation just got left behind in baggage claim. This
issue brought new kinds of stress though, but a lot more than just stress
came out of this experience. After talking with other schools and speak-
ing with other instructors about their publications, coming back was
exciting, because we have another chance to start over fresh and make
So this is my first change. Talking with you. Giving you what you
want to read is why I am here on scholarship, so I am going to take this
opportunity to make sure that this is done each issue. I will go on about
my latest experiences and how that ties into me being the editor and so
everyone can get to know me, but more importantly the staff is going to
get to know you. We'll put you in the magazine and give you a chance to
be known on campus. This is a student publication so the student should
be in here, right?
I have recently been exposed to some parts of college I haven't
experienced before, like the nicknames people in the residence halls have
for each other, weird by the way and very confusing to keep up with who
is who in conversations. It has taken more than a year for me to be
exposed to this new level. And, if I didn't know a lot of these things
that go on right here at my school that I have gone to for three semes-
ters now, I bet there are many others out there like me too. When you
don't see it, how could you know? Well, that is my point. If I don't know
what's going on then it can't be covered. You can't be heard the way you
should or you can't laugh at your roommate because the picture of him
heard. If you got this far in my note obviously someone out there reads
sleeping on the couch never made it here. So, get what you want said
these things. Drop ideas by my desk in the 100 building, room 104.
Cover photo by
Jennifer ChrapkowsKi, editor
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4" Campus Life
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lO" Transferring schools made easy
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14" Sleep deprivation catches up to you
lO" If you missed the play check it out here
lO" See students during the first snowfall
20*Do you know what month it is?
Z2r Soldiers for the holidays
24" Awards of distinction
XO" Sports Center on campus
28" Butler goes national
WATCH OUT.' Fred Rosas, Maize
soph., continues to play after the
basketball game against Northern
Oklahoma College. Photo by
DOWN THE COURT. Freshman guard
^Elizabeth Witte, Fort Wayne, Ind., dribbles
down the court against Independence CC
at home in late November. They pulled out
a win with a final score of 66-62.
Contact the staff at (316) 323-6893
Butler Community College
901 S.Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
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LAYOUT BY CHRISTINA CROW
1. The Butler Cheerleaders perform a stunt during a timeout of a women's basketball game. This is just
lone of many excellent stunts the squad performs. Photo by Christina Crow.
2. Lekeisha Gray, Muskogee, Ok la Freshman, prepares to shoot a freethrow as her teammates look on
in the game against Northern Oklahoma. The girls won the game 63-50. Photo by Christina Crow.
3. Cameron Jack son, Wichita Sophomore, plays defense against a Northern Oklahoma guard. The men
won the game 74-63. Photo by Christina Crow.
4. Brandon Light, El Dorado Freshman, looks very peaceful as he takes a nap while doing homework |
on his laptop. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
15. /.R. WEBBER* WICHITA SOPHOMORE* prepares to throw a snowball outside the gym after the bas-
Iketball games against Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
16. JEREMY Costello, Augusta Sophomore, interviews Coach Diddle after the women's team
[defeated Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
|7. The BUTLER DANCE Team performs an enjoyable routine during halftime of a men's basketball
lgame. Photo by Christina Crow.
8. Members of the Butler Theatre Department put on a play called "A Separate Peace" that
was performed on the nights of Nov. 17-20. Photo by Christina Crow.
ENNA HARMISON, FRESHMAN, NlCK MORGAN, SOPHOMORE, AND EMIiY MORGAN, FRESHMAN, ALL
FROM White CITY, tailgate in Coffeyville before the bowl game against Pearl River Community College.
Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
Mr* Megan Rogers, Freshman, scrapes snow off her car after cheering at the home basketball games
against Northern Oklahoma. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
^•STUDENTS LIVING IN the dorms get in the Christmas spirit by decorating their doors for the holidays.
Photo by Jason Unruh.
9m Stephanie Horence, WICHITA Sophomore, stays busy by DJing for Butler radio. Photo by Jason U
©• KENNY WltSON, LIBERAL FRESHMAN, breaks a tackle during the National Championship game against
Pearl River Community College. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
7 • RYAN Torain, SHAWNEE FRESHMAN, runs the ball during the game against Pearl River Community
College. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
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Digital Photography is Better
After finding out that I was receiving a scholarship to be a
photographer here at Butler, I decided I needed a new camera
and equipment. Having received a nice chunk of change from
graduation, I finally had sufficient funds to finance the equip-
ment. That's when the struggle began.
I had always used a 35 millimeter film camera and liked the
way it worked, but the new digital Canon Rebel EOS camera
easily matched the caliber of any film camera. The decision
was tough and many factors came into play.
Here are some points I considered: First, digital costs more
than film up front, but I would not have to worry about devel-
oping film or scanning the film later. Second, although digital
cameras have slight lag time when the button is pushed, more
and more digital cameras are coming standard with burst-fire
Burst-fire mode allows the photographer to take anywhere
from three to eight pictures in one second, depending on the
Third, I can change the ISO, or what is commonly referred
to as film speed, with just the touch of a button instead of
Fourth, film can get scratched and damaged before it even
gets copied, ruining the picture. Digital stores all pictures in a
handy memory chip that puts the pictures instantly on the com-
puter, which is nice on deadline day. Finally, the cost of elec-
tronics continues to get cheaper; this could eventually make
film cameras obsolete.
All of these factors came into play with my decision and I
would highly recommend the same consideration by anyone
else that intends to buy a camera.
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tion has been around since the digital camera made its debut.
It is a question that every photographer, professional or not,
will probably face at one point in time. Many people are
upgrading to the digital camera, but if you really compare the
two, the cameras really aren't that different in the photos that
they can produce.
As a photographer, my opinion is that film photography is
better. Maybe I am a little biased because I have always used
a 35 millimeter camera and have not yet used a digital cam-
era. I just feel that when comparing pictures taken from each
one, you really can't tell the difference. So I feel like why
spend the money to get a new camera, when the one I have
can take just as high quality of photos. Some professional
photographers are now 100 percent digital, while others still
prefer film only, or a combination of the two. All it comes
down to, though, is personal preference and if you would like
to spend a little more money for the digital camera.
Up until the past few years, about two to be exact, film
surpassed the quality of digital capture in my opinion. Film
photography I feel still handles certain situations better. In
cold weather you don't have to worry about the batteries fail-
ing, and in wet weather you don't have to think about possible
electronic shortages. It can also better handle shaky and vibra-
tion movements than the digital does. But for all around pur-
poses, they both can produce high quality, professional
Despite the buzz about whether film photography is better
than digital, when it comes down to it, it all depends on the
images you are trying to capture and your personal prefer-
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move on. The overwhelming planning begins on H An official transcript will need to be mailed from
which school to go to and how you're going to pay forBy°ur school. And a good suggestion would be to keep
it and even where you're going to live when you get
Picking a school to transfer to is a huge choice to
make and isn't as simple as picking out your classes
you want to take. The whole process starts with
^•(applying to schools.
Once you have narrowed down your choices to
|fl Itwo or three schools you need to find out how to
„^<lapply to them. Their websites will inform you on the
Almost every school has a few options on how to
■"apply, either with the good old fashioned paper appli-
cations sent in via snail mail or the Internet.
Something to remember too is the application fee
for each school. These rates vary depending on the
Something to remember is that an application
doesn't cover everything. You will need to fill out the
housing, financial aid and scholarship forms as well
a copy with you in your records as well.
A letter of recommendation might also be needed
by some schools. These should be from an instructor
or person such as an employer who is familiar with
^you personally and professionally. They should never
^■be a family member.
^ Personal statements or applications essays are
Soften asked for to give you an opportunity to express
^[commitment to their school, explain any poor spots
on your academic record or to enlighten them about
4 your personal or academic strengths. It should be
^ clear, concise and to the point. Be sure to only
j| include the pertinent information. Once you have
completed all of this, then you can sit back and wait
M(for the letter saying whether you're accepted or not.
(If you receive multiple letters of acceptance then
be sure to visit each campus and the department you
plan on entering and get as much information as you
can while you're there.
Check to make sure
* Select the four-year college or university to which
you want to transfer. To research some schools, go to
College Search Sites. (Remember to have a few
*Discuss your transfer plans with your academic advi-
sor or a counselor in the Hubbard Center.
*Request transfer information and catalogs from the
college(s) of your choice.
* Schedule an "official" campus visit with the college
you choose—you may need to visit 2-3 campuses to
decide. Be sure to visit the department of your major
to get specific course requirements to aid in planning
*Be sure to complete financial aid, scholarship and
housing applications. Watch the deadlines.
*Complete and send the application for admissions to
the school of your choice—apply early!
*Have all of your college transcripts sent to the trans-
fer school. They may also need your high school tran-
script. Be prepared to make written requests for all of
* Attend an Orientation/ Registration Day at the trans-
fer school designed especially for transfer students.
You should receive an invitation to orientation if you
are accepted for admission.
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and find out about payment options and deadlines.
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Just out of high school, you
realize you're young and find it a
struggle to survive on your own.
You're trying to deal with an
apartment, car and phone bills that
are piling up in front of you and
you realize you barely have
enough left over for entertainment.
It's time to get a job.
The most important part of the
job is getting the position. For a
better chance of getting hired,
you'll want to visit more than one
company to pick up an applica-
tion. This way, if they're not hir-
ing at the moment, you'll have
other chances of getting an inter-
view somewhere else.
When you find a clerk at the
desired company, ask politely for
an application. Avoid using slang,
don't demand an application and
don't go pick up applications in
groups of people.
"It annoys me when I'm sit-
ting in the back office and I hear
someone demanding an applica-
tion from employees or want to
know what's free if they get
hired," says Damon Lehning,
Haysville freshman and manager
of All Star Sports East in Wichita.
Give it a couple of days, then if
you still haven't heard back from
anyone, call back or stop by to
check up on your application. Ask
to speak to a manager, then intro-
duce yourself to them and ask
politely if they've had a chance to
look over your application. They
will most likely take your name and
number down and look for your
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Considering the applicant. Damon
pro^pectflcHV^vccs to ensure
application. If you hear back from the company they'll
probably want to set up an interview. Agree on a time
that's convenient for you and the hiring manager. You
should allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for the
interview and don't schedule back to back appoint-
ments in case the interview is longer than expected.
"The job interview" says "preparation is the key to
getting over those pre interview jitters." The site pro-
vides tips on how to prepare ^iHiiNcll'H^H^H^^^MMBMaa
for your interview (www.mapping- DOPl't QGt diSCOlir-
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accomplishments so you will be able
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tions during the interview, be able to
communicate well and be positive," she says.
During the interview, Lehning first notices how out-
going they are by listening to the answers of the
applicant. "I notice if they answer my questions with a
simple yes or no or if they answer trying to start a con-
versation with me," Lehning says.
Lehning notices everything from posture to body
Since All Star attracts mostly
young teens, he understands that not
everyone will be able to dress profes-
sionally or be overly dressed up since
most teenagers don't have that kind of
pany, via website or visiting the place
yourself, and be prepared to answer
the common "Why do you want to
work here?" Be ready for unexpected
curve-balls and, most importantly, be^^^^^^^^^
"When a prospective employee is late for an inter-
view, it gives off the impression they're irresponsible,"
says Lehning. "Giving them a position is completely
based on the first impression, so being late is not a
Before the interview, Lehning begins with the
application. Availability is the most important. "Due to
the nature of our business we depend on a fully avail-
able staff at all times," Lehning says. Next, he looks at
past employment and their reason for leaving. The
types of references make a difference also, if friends
are listed as opposed to past employers or teachers.
If the application catches Lehning's interest he'll
call and set up an interview with the applicant.
Donna Malik, Butler work experience instructor,
suggests a person going to an interview should be pre-
pared. "Be on time, dress appropriately for the job in
question, know about the company, ask suitable ques-
to find it
For first-time applicants, Lehning
takes into consideration that this is
their first job and knows they're nerv-
mmmmi ^^^^^^ous so he won't necessarily drill them
in the interview.
"As long as they (first-timers) show interest in
learning and convince me they will do their best,
they'll be fine," says Lehning.
His advice for those who are looking for positions
in the work force is "be sure to apply somewhere
where you are interested in working. If you don't you
will most likely end up hating your job."
Malik encourages you to sell yourself. "Determine
your strengths and weaknesses and then play up the
strengths that you have."
"Don't get discouraged, there is a job out there for
you, you might just have to work a little harder to find
it," says Malik.
As long as you are able to express how eager you
are to learn new tasks in order to master the position,
you'll be able to impress the manager. Hopefully you
will soon be holding some spare change for your
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LAYOUT BY RACHELLE
*Manage your time.
Time management is essential and prioritizing
your taks can help assure that you will have
time to sleep. After all, we all know how frus-
trating it is to be up until four in the morning
writing a paper when all you want to do is
The scene is all too familiar. While sitting in your
Thursday morning class, everything starts to become
fuzzy. Suddenly the top of your desk looks incredibly
inviting and you find yourself struggling to keep from
dozing off. Why are you so sleepy?
Never mind that you've been averaging about six
hours of sleep a night for the past two weeks and
cramming in work, school, friends and studying for
finals in your awake time. Shouldn't we able to func-
tion on minimal sleep? After all, this is college.
Despite many college students' typical feelings of
invincibility, the facts of sleep deprivation are hard to
ignore. According to sleep deprivation.com, nearly 25
percent of adults suffer from this disorder. While in
1910 the average person slept nine hours per night,
now that number is down to 6.9 hours. As we try to
cram more and more activities into our lives, many
are not aware of the toll it is taking on our bodies.
Not only can a lack of sleep be detrimental to a
person's immune system, problem-solving skills,
memory and ability to handle stress, but it also can
lead to problems while driving. Road rage has been
found to increase as a result of sleep deprivation, and
it also has similar effects to alcohol impairment.
According to a study published in the British Journal
of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, people
that have been awake for 1 7 to 19 hours performed
worse than people with a blood alcohol content even
at .05 percent. In fact, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsiness
and fatigue cause more than 100,000 traffic accidents
each year, with young drivers making up over half.
So how can you squeeze more sleep into your
schedule? Here are a few tips that may be of help to
*Learn when to say no.
Even though you may technically have the
time to go to every party and help to cover
every shift at work, learn our own limits. Take
time for yourself and don't feel guilty for it.
^Discover the magic of naps
Sometimes, even though you may be exhaust-
ed enough that it seems you could sleep for
days, 30 minutes will do you wonders. This
works great for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
*When all else fails, sleep!!!
You know when you have reached your limit,
so do something about it. Have a night in,
lounge around in your warmest pair of fuzzy
pajamas and snuggle into bed early. Don't get
up until you feel well rested. And as you wrap
up your finals for the semester, take time over
winter break to relax... and sleep.
DOZING OFF. As students try to take on the world by
working, studying and trying to have a social life,
they find themselves struggling for an extra minute of
rest. As for Brandon T. Light, El Dorado freshman,
sleep comes around in between classes and any other
time he finds himself lucky enough to fit in a power
nap. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus
A Separate Peace
Presented by Butler Theatre Department
Aaron Profit Sound
Jennifer Enns Costumes
Finny. Joe Svt'tak
Gene. Adam Luke
Leper. .Josh Porterfield
Brinker. Kyle McReynolds
Chet Jerrod McNutt
Mr. Prud'homme Adam Rust
A director's note:
The mounting of John Knowles' classic novel, A Separate Piece, into a theatrical experiance has been a
unique and stimulating challenge.
Initially, after rereading the novel, I felt Knowles wrote a story about friendship between two teenagers
hovering between childhood and adulthood with their affection for each other surviving a final test. More
reflection led me to believe that it was a story about conformity—the two young men responding to hard choic-
es you people have to make regarding peer presure and pursuing their own paths. The story also deals with
themes of growing up, what it means to be responsible for yourself and your actions.
But ultimately, I feel that A Separate Place is an anti-war story. The evil that transpires in the play is
allowed to grow because of war. War is unnatural. It encourages evil to grow in the surrounding environment.
As "Gene" states in the novel, "It seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stu-
pidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart."
Layout by Jennifer Chrapkowski
photos by Christina Crow
Oh so COLD. J.R. Webber gives Kate Robinson a
cold chill by stuffing her back with snow.
GET 'em! Fred Rosas and J.R. Webber, enjoy the first Hide! Shayna Duncan and Kate Robinson hide
snowfall and celebrate by having an old-fashioned
behind a truck to perform a sneak attack.
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By Rachelle Poirier
Ever wonder what each month's significance holds? Turns out each month has more than one meaning.
From food and hobbies to preventions and awareness, it seems that every imaginable item or issue in today's
society reserves a place on the calendar. Every month has been dedicated to issues and items. Whether the pur-
pose is to raise knowledge of a particular issue in our world, such as breast cancer, or to simply celebrate an
item that had been recognized, like the accordian, the nation gathers as one to notice and learn about these
issues and items.
Since there are more than 12 items that deserve to be recognized, each day has also been assigned to cele-
brate. To find out which day has been named National Hugging Day or National Appreciation Day, visit
"Bizarre American Holidays" (www.thinkquest.org).
National Stalking Awareness
Focusing on the serious and deadly crime that vic-
timizes more than one million women and nearly
40,000 men in America each year.
National Oatmeal Month
National Crime Stoppers Month
National Hobby Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Mentoring Month
National Black History Month
Intriguing the nation to study the famous African
Americans who made a difference in our past.
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Heart Health Month
National Dental Health Month
National Women's History Month
Encouraging the nation to study the women in
National Nutrition Month
National Craft Month
National Kidney Month
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Provides a period encompassing
both the history and recognition of
our armed services with an in-
depth look at the diversity of its
individuals and achievements.
National Arthritis Month
National Scholarship Month
National BBQ Month
National Physical Fitness
Educate and offer safety and
health solutions for your viprkl
place, home and commurityJ
Increase awareness of living
safely throughout the year.
National Recreation/Park Month
Advocate the importance of thriving, local
park systems, the opportunity for all
Americans to lead healthy, active lifestyles
and the preservation of great community
National Picnic Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
Educating women about breast can-
cer detection, diagnosis and treat-
National Car Care Month
National Popcorn Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Helmet Safety
Increase av^pe^ps about immu-
nization acr^jS-mk-country for the
preparation^ Pie upcoM^K flu
National Golf Mont|h
National Romance Month
National Water Quality
National Catfish Moaith
Heightens the awareness
about the importance of
food safety education.
National Cable TV
The particular focus of this month
is the adoption of children currently
in foster care, (www.adoption.org)
National Drum Month
National Native American
Intended to educate and encour-
age individuals to m&ke*4he
right choices to make our
nation's roadways safe and
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The holidays are a
time when people get to
take a break from their daily lives
and spend time with their loved
ones. Unfortunately, this year many
American troops will not be able to
come home. They will be busy
trying to help others. The
soldiers are doing more than their
part during this time of
giving. If everyone chipped in to
give something back to the troops,
even the smallest thing could
brighten their holiday mood. The
holidays are meant to be a joyous
and thankful time, but under their
circumstances, it can sometimes be
more difficult getting into the
"Those soldiers who are taken
overseas during the holiday season
spend it with fellow soldiers who
they view as their 'extended
family,' instead of spending it with
their immediate family," says Ken
Chrapkowski, a Chief Master
Sergeant of McConnell Air Force
Base. Even though celebrating the
holidays overseas isn't the same as
if they were back at home, there
are ways they can make it more
enjoyable. There are Public
Relations personnel, who put
together Thanksgiving dinners
Christmas parties for the troopsT
"It's their job to organize
everything; it helps the soldiers
at the soldiers want
By Nicole Norris
take their minds off of all the things
going on around them," says
None of the soldiers have the option
of deciding whether or not they get to
come home. They each have a set date
for when they go overseas and when
they come back. They usually know
ahead of time if they will be spending
the holidays with their families or not.
For those who are overseas during
Christmas (or Hanukkah), just about
any gift can be sent over to them, with
the exception of any alcohol or porn
and items of that sort.
"Some of the most popular gifts sent
to the soldiers are just the simple things
such as socks and underwear. The most
popular, humorous gift that is sent
home to their loved ones is a T-shirt
that says, 'Who's your Baghdaddy?',"
The soldiers expect to receive things
from their families, but when strangers
send them something as small as a card,
that helps remind them what they're
over there fighting for. There are many
things we can do to help support our
troops during this time of giving. Two
of the main operations, which quickly
spread across the United States, are the
Adopt A Soldier for Christmas and
Christmas in Iraq. By participating in
either of these organizations, there is an
opportunity for anyone to get to know a
soldier up close and personal and
perhaps bring a little more joy to
someone else's life. Even just
sending a care package lets the soldiers
know someone out there is thinking
about them during this holiday season.
If you are interested in being a part
of either of these organizations, log on
to www.sendyoursupport.org and click
on Operation: Christmas in Iraq. It is
bursting with information on how to
help brighten the holiday season for a
soldier, because no one is more
deserving of a Merry Christmas.
Home, all the
way in Tallil,
Iraq. It's not a
typical home for
any U.S. citizen,
but while troops
are overseas, a
are inevitable. As
rolls in, troops
take cover. To
them it's just
through the air-
MAIL Call! Every soldier looks forward to the holidays. When
the soldiers aren't able to return home, receiving gifts from fami-
ly, friends and even strangers really boosts their spirits during
this time of joy and giving.
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be Artnerships in Learn iiili
Award, Ini irf Learning Award, Virtual
Learning Services and Programs Award J ultun
Awareness and Diversity Award J Learning
ImPACT Award, Entrepreneurial Spirit ward
and the Butler Community College i Jirning
Heidi Davison, Coordinator of Corporate Sites (10
years), won the Partnerships in Learning Award. The
Partnerships in Learning Award recognizes a Butler
employee who has been active in fostering partner-
ships that result in new learning systems that directly
meet the needs of the students, particularly those from
Debbie Sawtelle, Addictions Counseling Instructor
(26 years), won the Innovations in Learning Award.
The Innovations in Learning Award recognizes two
Butler faculty members (one award for full time facul-
ty contribution and one award for adjunct faculty con-
tribution) who have demonstrated innovations in learn-
ing that improve and expand learning for students.
Because of the rigid criteria, only one award was
Judy Bastin, Reference Librarian (4 years), won the
Virtual Learning Services and Programs award. This
award recognizes a Butler employee who has been
innovative in making learning or services more acces-
sible to students and stakeholders through means other
than the traditional face to face classroom and support
"I was very excited. It's nice to be recognized for the
job that you are doing," says Bastin.
The Cultural Awareness and Diversity Award which
recognizes a Butler employee who has promoted cul-
tural awareness and diversity was not awarded.
Donna Gorton, Mathematics Instructor (15 years),
won the Learning ImPACT Award. The Learning
ImPACT Award recognizes two Butler faculty mem-
bers (one award for full time faculty contribution and
one award for adjunct faculty contribution) who have
successfully implemented PACT into their classroom
in an exemplary manner. Because of the rigid criteria,
only one award was given.
Becki Foster, Technical Advancement Director (6
years), won the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. This
award recognizes a Butler employee who has initiated
or implemented a revenue generating activity or proj-
ect that allows the college to improve and/or expand
To be nominated the nominator had to write a brief
one to three sentence description of why he/she is
nominating the person. The awards committee then
reviewed all the nominations to determine if the nom-
inations met the qualifications stated in the objective
of the award category. The nominee was then required
to submit a Personal Profile (portfolio) with
forms/booklet to facilitate the process.
"The judging for this revised program is very rigor-
ous with a rubric designed for objective scoring. A
minimum score must be achieved by the submitted
materials for an award to be given. We have set the bar
high for these awards," says Ramona Becker, Director
of Faculty/Staff Development.
The awards presentation was held on Oct. 1 9 at Fall
Institutional Development Day.
THE FACE OF
Judy Bastin was
honored by Butler
for her Reference
Librarian skills at the
Awards of Distinction
ceremony on Oct. 19.
Bastin takes her seat
as she proudly holds
her trophy for the
And Judy Bastin,
TD. . .
COORDINATOR OF CORPORATE SITES.
Virtual Learning Services and Programs
Partnerships In Learning Award
BECKIE FOSTER, Entrepreneural Spirit Award
TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR.
Learning ImPACT Award
Innovations In Learning Award
Story by Steve Barnack
Layout by /ennifer Chrapkowski
Welcome to Allen County Community College in
Iola, as Butler men's basketball team has just defeat-
ed the Red Devils 93-90 in double overtime. This
game was as intense as Ashley Simpson getting
caught lip synching on "Saturday Night Live." I
remember back to the Coffeyville football game,
where we had a lead the whole time. This game can't
even compare to that or any other game in Butler's
Covering the game was a mess but what's new
besides Boston winning their first title in 86 years?
Shawn Werle and I broadcast the game right in
the heart of the Red Devil student section. During
the women's basketball game the pep band played
right by our side and practically sent me packing for
a hearing aid afterwards.
We had several fans surrounding us and during
the overtime periods the only thing we could see was
the ball heading towards the hoop. At one point I
went to get stats at the press table and when I came
back, finding Werle was like finding Waldo in a kids'
During the second overtime things got really
quiet after Butler forward Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla.,
freshman, threw down a one-handed dunk near the
foul line, "posterizing" his opponent. The dunk put
the Grizzlies on top 87-84 with a couple minutes left
in double overtime.
At the end of the first overtime, Bryan Ross, Pratt
sophomore, hit a three pointer from the top of the
key as time expired to extend the game into the sec-
Werle and I were the only ones on our feet cheer-
ing with school pride into our headsets.
This game will mark one of the greatest Grizzly
basketball comebacks ever. Butler trailed by 1 1
points at the half and by as many as 1 5 in the sec-
ond. In the first, Bulter looked hopeless and clueless.
But, things turned around with 10 minutes to go in
the second half.
Allen County tied it at 69. Butler had a chance to
end the game but came up short and missed two
shots and two tip-ins. They never led in the first
overtime but Ross' three pointer carried it on.
Bailey's slamma-jamma proved to be the game
breaker in the final overtime as the Grizzlies won.
Make sure to check in the next issue for Sports
Media's installment or catch us on KBTL 88.1 FM
for play by play action, with the women's game
followed by the men.
Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla., freshman
Butler vs. Fort Scott Community College
Kevin Menifee, McKeesport, Penn., soph.
Marcus Sarden, Atlanta, Ga., freshman
Cameron Jackson, Wichita, soph.
Corey Bailey, Tampa, Fla., freshman
END BRINGS BONDING. Left, Jimmy Wegener, Colwich sophomore,
_jd J.R. Webber, Wichita sophomore (center) together after the game to
share support. Students, players and coaches all eameKbgether during
fthe trophy presentation for the PRCC Wildcats.
Photo by Andrew Dorphinghaus.
Story by Matt Anderson and
After winning 23 consecutive games, the No. 1 Butler
Grizzlies lost to an outstanding Pearl River, Miss.
Community College football team, 35-14, in the Dalton
Defenders Bowl on Nov. 28.
No. 2 Pearl River ran an offense that mainly consisted of
a shotgun formation. With Pearl River's receiver, Larry
Brackins, the Wildcats dominated the Grizzlies to win the
"We tried to do double coverage, zone and man coverage
but, when the ball was in the air he was going to get it, with
his advantage reach and height over everyone," says Butler
Head Coach Troy Morrell.
Quarterback Zac Taylor for Butler had a tough game.
Throwing five interceptions against a fast Pearl River
defense, Taylor had a rare short throwing game with 85 pass-
The game just kept going back and forth. Turnovers both
sides of the ball didn't even out because the Wildcats took
advantage of the turnovers and the Grizzlies couldn't seem
to. "The turnovers hurt us, but interceptions especially hurt.
It was an off day for us that we didn't want to be off on,"
"It seemed like if we scored, then they would come right
back and respond," says Morrell.
As for the three star running backs, Kenny Wilson, Ryan
Torain and Daniel Anderson hardly gained yards compared
to games earlier this season. Kenny Wilson was Butler's
offensive player of the game. They just couldn't break the
line to get the yards. The offensive game couldn't get the
right balance going to keep things on a roll. "We couldn't
mix the passes in with our runs," says Morrell.
Butler had their chances though. Even with three
turnovers for Pearl River in the first half, Butler was unable
to score on any of the miscues.
Butler's only bright side of the game was their defense.
The Grizzlies were led by Paul Griffin, who was Butler's
defensive player of the game. The Grizzlies' defense held
Pearl River to pretty much two scoring drives as the rest of
Wildcats' scores were from the red zone. However, no one
could stop the 6- foot-5 inch, 220 pound Larry Brackins.
Brackins had 1 1 catches for 1 66 yards and was MVP of the
game. There was no problem for Jimmy Oliver, Pearl
River's quarterback, to throw to Brackins. Oliver ended up
being his team's offensive player of the game.
"I am pleased with the way the team performed this year
and I hope they hold their heads high because they're cham
pions and they should be proud, thanks to everyone who
supports Butler football," says Morrell.
The long road
#1 Grizzlies, 14 vs. #2 Wildcats, 35
(Nov 28, 2004 at Coffeyville, KS)
#1 Grizzlies, 37 vs. #5 Red Ravens,
(Nov 07, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
#1 Grizzlies, 33 vs. Broncbusters, 8
(Oct 3 1, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
#1 Grizzlies, 59 vs. Greyhounds, O
(Oct 24, 2004 atAndover, KS)
#1 Grizzlies, 62 vs. Greyhounds, 10
(Oct 16, 2004 at Ft. Scott, KS)
#/ Grizzlies, 65 vs. Pirates, 2
(Oct 9, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
#2 Grizzlies, 34 vs. #19 Blue
(Oct 02, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
Grizzlies, 3 1 vs. Red Ravens, 29
(Sep 25, 2004 at Coffeyville, Ks)
Grizzlies, 32 vs. Broncbusters, 24
(Sep 18, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
Grizzlies, 52 vs. Conquistadors, 21
(Sep 1 1, 2004 at Dodge City, KS)
Grizzlies, 67 vs. Scott ies, 6
(Sep 04, 2004 at El Dorado, KS)
Grizzlies, 32 vs. Cardinals, 10
(Aug 28, 2004 at Athens, TX)
Layout by Jennifer Chrapkowski
Ryan Torain, Shawnee freshman, tries to
bust through the defense to make a play.
Photo by Jason Unruh.
pushes off to
make a run for it
(above). Photo by
Butler defense takes
down PRCC (left).
Photo by Andrew
Grizzlies celebrate after recovering a PRCC fumble. Photo by Jason Unruh.
Clockwise from top left: Mike West, Ocala, Fla.
sophomore, assists in a PRCC fumble. The team hud-
dles up with the coaches in between plays to plan
their next move. The Grizzlies' offensive line holds
back the Wildcats so Kenny Wilson can gain on the
The team gets pumped up before the game. Photo by Jason Unruh.
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